Now, fans have been given a taste of the possibility that Spyro could be coming back, once more, if comments on a recent investor call for Activision are to be believed. Many eyes are squarely on Spyro the Dragon, which might actually be closer to reality than expected. "Full disclosure myself among them, but we had no idea - it's hard to tell whether that's a vocal minority or whether that's a real mass audience until you put something out there", said Activision's Eric Hirshberg.
Hirshberg reminded that the game was the number one best selling game on consoles in June despite being only available for two days, and it was also the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store in July. He added that the game has surpassed company's expectations with a wide margin. "We think we have other great IP in our portfolio that we're considering of course..." Hirshberg also argued that Activision is not unfamiliar with remasters.More news: PSG sign Neymar for world record fee
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"So this is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP", he said. The Spyro series will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, so the timing appears to be flawless as pointed out by Eurogamer.
As for Activision, their ties to the Spyro franchise seem to be based on the studio's work on the Skylanders series. Nothing, of course, beyond the statement from developer Vicarious Visions via IGN about how fans should "just keep asking" if they want to see the game. Currently, the talk of the town is another well-loved PS One mascot, Spyro the Dragon, getting its own remaster. Each level was so vastly different from the last and a new species would tell you it's little side story in which you'd help save them or do what they ask of you.